Dismissed from nursing program - page 3

I was dismissed from a nursing program because I failed two nursing courses and I wanted to know has this ever happened to you and were you able to get into other nursing program? If so please give... Read More

  1. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Quote from ewhites
    Amazing, I wouldn't tell. I would start all over again from fresh!
    A very good friend of mine failed his pre-registration training in the last term. I think he ran out of credits and was unable to proceed.

    What he then did was get a job as a health care assistant and worked for three years.

    After that he applied to another university and has to repeat the whole of his pre-registration training. So far things are going well. His employer kept him on part time because he is so well thought of, and that is easing the money side of things a little.

    As for not telling about your health problems, it is better to be open and honest about it surely.
  2. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from caliotter3
    I was not aware that the suggestion by I am Julia was possible. It does seem to offer an alternative of last resort, provided one has the money and wants to invest the time. At least you would have a good idea about what is expected of you this time. I was always under the impression that you must disclose all previous education when you apply to any school, and that failure to do so would be grounds for dismissal in itself. But if it can be done, there's the way to skin this cat. Good luck to you. Please keep us posted.
    I have seen this done several times. I assume that is because as long as you are not trying to negotiate with credits and you have the bucks, the school does not care. And, years ago, one of the staff ed nurses at my hospital offered that same advice to an LPN student that really wasn't doing well.
  3. by   RN1989
    Anyone who fills out a FAFSA as required by most schools will be unable to hide that they have been to school somewhere else. The school could also find out if they had a donation of a grant and they went through records to give it to the most needy and they investigated a person to see if they were worthy. Omitting that you attended a school somewhere else is a lie and it will be found out at some point.

    I am sorry you are so sad about your schooling being terminated but there are rules that need to be followed to ensure that nurses have been adequately trained so that the patients are safe. When/where I went to nursing school you were kicked out if you received more than one "C" on a course - getting ANY "D" or "F" in any class was immediate dismissal. Apparently colleges are more lax these days because of the pressure on them to crank out nurses like a factory.

    Perhaps at some point after proving yourself in the world you can try again to be a nurse if that is what you wish. Sometimes things happen that is beyond our control. Other times it is our choices that can have consequences we don't like. Now is the time to suck it up, get your life together and prove that you won't make the same mistake twice.
  4. by   justme1972
    Quote from i_am_julia
    they could certain find out if the student gave a reason to probe. it can be done successfully, however the op would need to be very careful not to disclose this to anyone ever.
    only if you received financial aid.

    i have known people who have left a program, went to another college and 'started over'.

    i see nothing wrong with this...b/c you have to take every single class over again.

    we have amnesty for criminals, but not amenesty for education screw ups.

    to those that say that colleges will admit you and do "academic forgiveness" here is the kicker: there is no guarantee, and it will get held against you if you apply to graduate school b/c they look at cummulative gpa....and just b/c one college gave you amnesty doesn't mean another one will...and if they have one slot available, they will take the student that has never had amnesty over one that does.

    if you are early in your academic career, i say change schools and keep mum.

    i have never agreed with that aspect of the college system.
  5. by   blueivy
    Where is the Teas taken and will COM accept a previous Teas test or will it have to be taken at the school?